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Arabian Scops Owl ~ Otus pamelae


The Arabian Scops Owl is a very small owl with small but erectile ear-tufts. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Pallid or African Scops Owl.


Distribution: Southern Arabia from Saudi Arabia to Oman.

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Bates. 1937. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 57, p. 150.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from The Middle East, Genus: Otus.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-23.